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Old 06-25-2014, 04:43 PM #1
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Cool 3W Mag Machine!!! [PIC HEAVY] 9mm 445nm Build!!!

Hello LPF, today I present to you THE MOST POWERFUL laser I have ever built. You can find the build thread HERE

First, this machine of pure amplified light could not have come into existence had it not been for a few, very much appreciated members here; Mrcrouse, DTR, and Flaminpyro

The Mag Machine

The Host:
The massive 2D Maglite was the perfect candidate for handling the extreme heat produced by the beefy 9mm diode. So, I proceeded and bought one from Mrcrouse who kindly went out of his way to order another blue one as they were out of that particular color. I received the host pretty quickly considering this and I plan to go back to Mrcrouse for more hosts in the future.

Very well packaged


The "Plug and Burn" feature as he cleverly calls it


For the battery compartment, I made my own spacer tube to hold two AW 18350 batteries inside



The Driver and Diode:
I needed to give the 9mm diode a challenge, so naturally I pushed him at 2.4A using the reliable X-Drive. The X-Drive and Diode both came in the mail in only a few days which I am extremely happy with

The X-Drive glued to the heatsink with arctic alumina thermal adhesive with an extra copper heatsink for extra measure


The innards of the laser:P



The Result:
After putting it all together, you have the final result... I'll let the pictures do the talking









3.1W OF POWER!!! That's using the G-2 type lens from techhood

Anyway, I am very happy about this build and all the great service I experienced when ordering the parts 3W of power is definitely not something to mess with and will light many things on fire.
Extreme caution is necessary!

Thanks for looking!


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Congrats on your first 3W+ build! Welcome to the DANGER ZONE! The pics look great and the host looks nice even though I'm not partial to the mags.
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Default Re: 3W Mag Machine!!! [PIC HEAVY] 9mm 445nm Build!!!

Thanks! and Danger Zone is right! It'll start to burn my desk in less than a second of exposure
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whats this lpm in the picture?
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